Jack P. Randall

Jack P. Randall

B.S.C.E. 1972, M.S.C.E. 1975
Founder, former president and CEO, Randall & Dewey Inc.

Jack P. Randall earned bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering in the 1970s. After graduation he worked for Amoco for 14 years, serving in various engineering, operations, and management positions. When he resigned to found his own company, he was Amoco's manager of mergers and acquisitions.

In 1989 Randall, along with Ken Dewey and an administrative assistant, formed Randall & Dewey Inc. to provide the oil industry with new approaches and methods to mergers and acquisitions. The advisory firm significantly transformed the mergers and acquisitions business in oil and gas and is recognized as having pioneered the transactions business as it is now conducted worldwide.

Since 1989 the firm has grown to include more than 100 engineers, geoscientists, and finance professionals with offices in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Africa. Randall & Dewey services has an international client base that includes multi-national and major integrated oil companies, national oil companies, as well as public and private independent oil companies. The firm's services have expanded beyond mergers and acquisitions to include strategic consulting, asset management, corporate finance, and investment banking. Randall served as president and chief executive officer of the firm for 15 years. In early 2005, a New York based investment bank, Jefferies & Company, acquired Randall & Dewey.

In addition to his current duties at the firm, Randall serves on the board of directors of XTO Energy (NYSE) and the Caymus Energy Fund. He serves the university as a member of the Board of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, the UT Chancellor's Council, and is the current chair of the Engineering Foundation Advisory Council.

Randall, a born-and-raised Austinite, comes from a long line of Longhorn engineers, and his own family is continuing the tradition. His father, brother and daughter are engineering graduates from the university, and his son is a sophomore mechanical engineering student. As a life member of Friends of Alec, Randall supports an endowment to fund engineering scholarships and programming.

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